1997 in LGBT rights

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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1997.

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  • 3 — An Ontario court rules that the Canadian province's Insurance Act must include same-sex partners in its definition of spouse.[8]

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  • Annise Parker is elected as an at-large member of the Houston City Council alongside mayoral candidate Lee P. Brown.[10]
  • 2 — David Cantania becomes the first openly gay or lesbian person to be elected to the city council of Washington, D.C.[11]
  • 10 — The Constitution Review Committee in Florida votes 6–2 to reject adding sexual orientation as a criterion for protection in the state constitution.[citation needed]
  • 16 — In New Zealand, the court of appeal rules unanimously not to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.[12]
  • 17 — In the U.S. state of New Jersey, same-sex couples are given the right to jointly adopt children.[13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Emily Rauhala (June 15, 2009). "Gay pride in China? Yes and no". GlobalPost. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff writer (November 3, 2009). "Fijians fighting for equal rights". Sydney Star Observer. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Emmet Meara (May 27, 1999). "Gay Alliance seeks 2000 vote on discrimination". Sun Journal. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff writer (June 9, 1997). "American Topics". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved May 22, 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Rachel Shatto (November 1, 2008). "Ellen through the ages: a chronicle of her rise to fame and lesbo fortune". Curve. Retrieved May 22, 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Abel v. United States of America, 94 CV 0974 (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 1997-07-02).
  7. ^ Lyle Denniston (July 3, 1997). "Judge rejects policy on gays; Military's 'don't ask, don't tell' is ruled unconstitutional". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (April 17, 2012). "Applying for permanent residence from within Canada: Spouse or common-law partner in Canada class (IMM 5289)". Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ Mario Gonzalez (July 24, 1997). "Ecuador-Rights: Homosexuals Fight For Decriminalization". Inter Press Service. Retrieved May 23, 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Michael Graczyk (January 4, 2010). "Houston mayor calls swearing-in milestone for gays". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ Ben Wattenburg (December 17, 1997). "Don't dis Washington, D.C.". The Daily News. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ James R. Edwards Jr. (May 1999). "Homosexuals and Immigration: Developments in the United States and Abroad". Center for Immigration Studies. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ Ronald Smothers (December 18, 1997). "Accord Lets Gay Couples Adopt Jointly". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2012.